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dob•by



Pronunciation: (dob'ē), [key]
n.,
pl. -bies.

1. Brit. Dial.a fatuous person; fool.
2. Textiles.
a. an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns.
b. Also called dob'by weave". a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment.
c. a fabric having such a pattern.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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